HELLO!’s editor in chief Rosie Nixon hosted a star-studded event last night for a very important cause. Famous faces including former Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh, presenters Natalie Pinkham and Gaby Roslin and radio DJ Neev Spencer gathered to watch the premiere of Hibo’s Story, a powerful short film in which Hibo Wardere – a winner of one of HELLO!’s Star Mum Awards – shares her experience of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a young girl in Somalia.
Rosie and Hibo were joined by a number of guests
“I couldn’t have been more proud to gather some famous friends together in support of this incredibly important film by SafeHands for Mothers,” said Rosie of the event. “Hibo Wardere’s story is not easy to watch, but I really believe it can help effect change and that we can work towards seeing an end to the in humane practice of FGM worldwide. Please watch the film on You Tube and help spread the word, just like Kimberley Walsh, Kirsty Gallacher, Lydia Bright and all the other amazing women who came.”
Nancy Durrell-McKenna (right) made the film
The 20-minute film was made by talented film-maker Nancy, whose charity SafeHands for Mothers harnesses the power of film-making to improve the lives of women and children around the world.
The inspiring evening, hosted at Ingenious’ London offices, also saw guests take part in a thought-provoking Q&A with BBC Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey and Hibo, with many members of the audience, including Gaby Roslin, asking their own questions. The event left guests empowered to make a change and work towards stamping out FGM for good. “Hibo is amazing, funny and personable and tells her story in a way that people can relate to,” Kimberley Walsh told HELLO! on the night.
Our Editor-in-Chief Rosie Nixon hosted the event
To find out more information about the work of SafeHands For Mothers or to make a donation, visit: www.safehands.org.
To watch Hibo’s Story, click HERE.